Project Assistant, Weekends
15 (or 7.5) hours per week
Permanent contract
£19,113 per annum (pro-rata)
£7,722 per annum (actual)

We are recruiting a Project Assistant to work weekend shifts in our community accommodation project for young people aged 16-24 years.

The shifts available are: Saturdays 1pm – 9pm & Sunday 8am – 4pm.

We are happy to consider applications from people interested in a job share to work just one 8 hour shift per week, instead of two.

The purpose of this role is to ensure all clients and visitors who have contact with YMCA Crawley receive a friendly and professional welcome from staff. The Project Assistant will also ensure the safety and security of the building and the residents whilst on duty.

The post holder will have experience of working in a customer service environment and ideally have experience of working alongside young people aged 16-25. You will have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload and use your initiative to solve problems.

Applicants must have basic computer skills to enable them to undertake correspondence and reporting by using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Applicants must have the ability to be calm and courteous but firm when dealing with difficult, impatient or distressed young people.

Ideally the post holder will have some flexibility to work some bank holidays and provide occasional cover for absent colleagues. The post holder will be required to undertake first aid training.

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Closing date for applications: Friday 16th August at 9am

Interviews date: Friday 23rd August

How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand or post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here